A Berkeley man who went lacking on a mountain biking journey was discovered lifeless on the backside of a cliff within the Sierra Nevada.
Joel Lusk, 61, was reported lacking on Oct. 9 after his spouse was unable to contact him on his solo outing, the Sierra County sheriff’s workplace mentioned.
He had parked his automotive in Downieville on Oct. 6 and had taken his bike on a shuttle to Packer Saddle, within the Plumas Nationwide Forest. He had supposed to experience the 15-mile Downieville Downhill route again to city, after which to drive to a campsite within the Lakes Basin, the sheriff’s report mentioned.
His automotive, with the tenting gear inside, was discovered the place he left it in Downieville.
Round 11:40 a.m. Oct. 10, search groups discovered Lusk’s bike about 100 toes under the path, the sheriff’s workplace mentioned. With a drone, they positioned the person’s physique a number of hundred toes down the slope towards Pauley Creek. A Nationwide Guard helicopter was used to recuperate the physique.
The Downieville Downhill route is rocky and steep, dropping 5,000 toes in elevation, and is taken into account a tough experience.
The information website Berkeleyside mentioned that Lusk, a longtime resident of Berkeley, was married and the daddy of two sons, ages 22 and 20. He had been a licensed contractor, a undertaking supervisor for photo voltaic installers and a vice chairman for a startup concerned with charging stations for electrical vehicles.